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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Jonesboro man reappointed to Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Leslie Rutledge has reappointed D. Chris Gardner of Jonesboro to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission (JDDC) to serve on an Investigation Panel effective July 1, 2023.

Gardner currently serves as member of JDDC’s Hearing Panel where he was appointed by then Attorney General Rutledge in 2017. “Chris has served the Commission honorably over the past six years, and I am pleased he will continue his public service in this new role.” said Lieutenant Governor Rutledge. “He has proven he can provide competent, fair, and unbiased judgment when considering matters brought before the Commission. I would also like to thank Rex Terry who has honorably served on the Commission in this role since 2011.”

Gardner says, “I am very grateful to Lt. Gov. Rutledge for the opportunity to continue my service with the Commission and to fulfill our joint commitment to its important mission of enforcing judicial ethics and ensuring that every Arkansan has access to a fair, unbiased, and competent judiciary.” Gardner will replace Fort Smith Attorney Rex Terry, who is term-limited, and will serve a six-year term on the Commission ending June 30, 2029.

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